Jeff Flake & Susan Collins Al Drago/Getty Image

临阵脱逃

纽约—民族的命运,常常由一小撮人在某个特殊历史时刻的选择决定。如今,美国正面临这样一个时刻。一小撮共和党的决定不但将影响这个国家的未来,也将影响民主的未来。

现代史充满了类似的重要选择,结果有好也有坏。一百年前,俄国革命面临着列宁的钢铁意志和克伦斯基(Alexander Kerensky)的优柔寡断之间的抉择,后者最后黯然离开圣彼得堡,逃离布尔什维克之手。

在另一场俄国革命中——1999年新年前夜,总统普京在政府中站稳了脚跟,并借此一直统治至今——同样也出现了时任领导人的刚愎自用。总统叶利钦将自己和家人的安全置于俄罗斯的福祉之上,提名前克格勃上校普京为自己的继任者。

To continue reading, please log in or enter your email address.

To access our archive, please log in or register now and read two articles from our archive every month for free. For unlimited access to our archive, as well as to the unrivaled analysis of PS On Point, subscribe now.

required

By proceeding, you agree to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, which describes the personal data we collect and how we use it.

Log in

http://prosyn.org/FLJqI5f/zh;

Handpicked to read next

Cookies and Privacy

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. To find out more, read our updated cookie policy and privacy policy.